Today, in the United States of America, it is on the Fourth of July that we honor, reflect and celebrate our independence.

Our celebration has its own rituals: family picnics, parades, flags and fireworks. Why do we do this? Because a lot of struggle, work, vision and lives went into gaining independence and maintaining it.

One cannot reflect or celebrate anything without praising and thanking our triune God. That is where our trust should be and where our faith should lead.

The forefathers of this country of ours had faith and trust in God to form this one nation under God. Abraham, our father in faith, was willing to do anything and his faith was rewarded.

Let our faith in God lead us to a better celebration than the 4th! Eternal life now that is truly peace and justice for all!

Heavenly Father,
help us to trust that through righteousness,
we may have faith,
and then your Son will be the only way, to lead us,
to forgive us and to guide us!

– Deacon James W. Chaufty[1]

[1] Text of About today from the Catholic Calendar and Daily Meditation Archive



St. Joseph Catholic Church is a welcoming, dynamic, and diverse community of believers, representative of the Kingdom of God, with one heart and many faces. We welcome all those who seek to grow in Christ through our worship and educational and social ministries. We serve those who feel marginalized, forgotten, and unloved, in the name of Jesus Christ.

“When we Dance, God Dances with us.

La Iglesia Católica de San José es una comunidad acogedora, dinámica y diversa de creyentes, representativa del Reino de Dios, con un solo corazón y diversos rostros. Damos la bienvenida a todos aquellos que buscan crecer en Cristo a través de nuestros ministerios de adoración, educación y servicios sociales. Servimos a aquellos que se sienten marginados, olvidados y no amados, en el nombre de Jesucristo.

On June 14th 1922 Saint Joseph Catholic Church, a Mission of St. Mary Church was founded here in St. Petersburg. As we celebrate the founding day of our parish we are thankful for the legacy of faith and the heritage of hope that so many before us has handed on. Let us Continue in the spirit this Father’s Day, Juneteenth and Corpus Christi weekend. What a great time this is to be able to come together and celebrate so much all that God has done for us through the so many that call St. Joseph Home.

July 3, 2022 | 10:00am Mass | Fr. Ron | Gospel Music

June 25, 2022 | 10:00am Funeral | Garth Albury


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Let Us Hear From You

Through our online programing St Joseph ministers to and serves all over the world. You participate in our masses, you read our bulletin, and you find spiritual guidance and renewal in the articles and letters written to you.

To give you an idea, we have viewers from Argentina, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. You cross continents from the Americas, to Southeast Asia, to the Middle East.

You come to us from China, Singapore, the Philippines and India. We have visitors from Mauritius, Ecuador, Panama, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, and France. I am truly amazed to see people come to us from Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Fiji, Saudi Arabia, Malta, Russia, Egypt, and Turkey even as far as Papua New Guinea. The nations are so many. All this is to say we have reached the entire planet. Please take a moment to comment in our blog, let us know what keeps you coming. What is it that keeps you connected to St. Joseph Catholic Church, served by the Divine Word Missionaries?

Thank You and keep watching, reading, and reflecting on what the Lord is doing through Us.

God Bless.

Fr Stephan Brown,SVD


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